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CONTENTS
- IEEE-USA LAUNCHES NEW MEMBER PUBLICATIONS ONLINE
- IEEE-USA ONLINE SALARY CALCULATOR COMING SOON
- *IEEE-USA NEWS & VIEWS* TO PUBLISH FIVE ISSUES IN 2002
- WEB RESOURCE: ENGINEERING A RESPONSE TO TERRORISM
- ENERGY POLICIES: THE EVOLVING ROLE OF ENGINEERS
- IEEE-USA FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN LANDMARK PATENT CASE
- IEEE-USA ONLINE CONSULTANTS DATABASE
- 2001 WISE JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC POLICY
- IEEE-USA SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR 2003 CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIPS
- NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK IS 17-23 FEBRUARY 2002
- NEW IEEE VOLUNTEER RESOURCES PAGE
- OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2001 EDITIONS OF IEEE-USA WEBZINES ARE LIVE
- Sloan Foundation Career Cornerstone Series discounted
- IEEE Power System Fundamentals CD-ROM Set Available
 
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IEEE-USA LAUNCHES NEW MEMBER PUBLICATIONS ONLINE
Two new installments of IEEE-USA's Professional Guideline series, *TEN
TAX-FAVORED WAYS TO SAVE FOR RETIREMENT* and *INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE
EMPLOYEE ENGINEER*, are now available online (PDF) FREE to IEEE members. To
view the publications, complete the password request form and access
information will be e-mailed to you as soon as member status is confirmed.
http://www.ieeeusa.org/releases/092801.html
 
IEEE-USA ONLINE SALARY CALCULATOR COMING SOON
How does your compensation stack up against that of other U.S. IEEE
members? To be launched online for the first time, IEEE-USA's Salary
Calculator plugs in data from the IEEE-USA SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS
SURVEY, 2001 EDITION to compute comparative pay estimates for thousands of
different employment situations. Sign up now to be notified when IEEE-USA's
online salary calculator is live on the Web.
http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/salarycalculator/index.html 
 
*IEEE-USA NEWS & VIEWS* TO PUBLISH FIVE ISSUES IN 2002
At its October meetings in Lafayette, La., the IEEE-USA Operations
Committee voted to fund an additional issue of *IEEE-USA NEWS & VIEWS* in
2002. Published four times in its inaugural year, the four-page "magapaper"
is a digest of articles and columns from IEEE-USA's monthly webzines and
other member communications. Look for IEEE-USA NEWS & VIEWS in the IEEE
polybag with SPECTRUM and THE INSTITUTE.
 
+ WEB RESOURCE: ENGINEERING A RESPONSE TO TERRORISM
The IEEE-USA website provides background on the problem of terrorism and
some proposed responses, and is intended to promote a discussion of what
the IEEE and its members can do to help stop terrorism.
http://www.ieeeusa.org/forum/terrorism.html
 
ENERGY POLICIES: THE EVOLVING ROLE OF ENGINEERS
IEEE-USA President Ned R. Sauthoff introduces this latest President's
Column, written by Thomas Schneider and Fernando Alvarado, Chair and Vice
Chair of the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee.
http://www.ieeeusa.org/newspubs/presidentscolumn/sauthoffseptoct01.html
 

IEEE-USA FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN LANDMARK PATENT CASE

On 31 August, IEEE-USA filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief
before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Festo Corporation v. Skoketsu Kinzoku
Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd. patent case. In Festo, the Supreme Court will be
considering to what extent the holder of an amended patent is barred from
asserting patent rights against another inventor whose design is
substantially the same as the patented invention. As an alternative to the
"flexible bar" and "absolute bar" standards advocated by the opposing sides
in Festo, IEEE-USA is asking the Court to consider a "foreseeability bar,"
where holders of an amended patent give up protection for only those things
that were foreseeable by persons familiar with the associated technology.
http://www.ieeeusa.org/forum/policy/01aug31festo.html
 
IEEE-USA ONLINE CONSULTANTS DATABASE
The IEEE-USA Consultants Database has been completely overhauled to make it
easier than ever for prospective clients and electrotechnology consultants
to find each other. Registered consultants can list their credentials and
contact information, link to their Web sites, place banner ads and update
their profiles instantly. The new database's upgraded search function
allows clients to search for consultants by location, technical specialty
and full-text keyword search. Clients can also post assignments, and field
inquiries from interested consultants.
 
Last year, the site logged more than 30,000 visits, making it the ideal
online meeting place for consultants and prospective clients. Sign up today
at: http://www.ieeeusa.org/consultants
 
2001 WISE JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC POLICY
The annual compilation of research by participants in the Washington
Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program includes three
papers by IEEE student members Matthew Bright ("Federal Strategies
Encouraging Rural Broadband Access"); Rick Cordaro ("Electric Reliability
in Deregulated Markets"); and Brent Rowe ("Opening the Airwaves:
Accommodating Third Generation Wireless Technologies").
http://www.wise-intern.org/journal01/index.html
 
The IEEE is recruiting U.S. student members to apply for the Summer 2002
WISE program. The application deadline is 3 December 2001. For details, go
to: http://www.wise-intern.org/apply.html
 
IEEE-USA SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR 2003 CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIPS
IEEE-USA works to strengthen the ties between the engineering community and
the legislative branch of the federal government by sponsoring fellows for
one-year assignments to the staff of a Member of Congress or Congressional
Committee. IEEE-USA is currently accepting applications for 2003
Congressional Fellowships. The deadline for applications is 22 February
2002. For details, go to: http://www.ieeeusa.org/forum/GOVFEL/congfel.html
 
NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK IS 17-23 FEBRUARY 2002
Mark your calendars and start your planning for E-Week 2002. Visit the
official E-Week website for ideas on how to participate in this annual
celebration of the profession. http://www.eweek.org
  
NEW IEEE VOLUNTEER RESOURCES PAGE
A revised Volunteer Resources web site has been posted at
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/vols/. New features of the site are
direct links to various organizational unit home pages, quick links to
sites used by many volunteers, and the capability to suggest pages that
should be linked from the Volunteer Resources Home Page. The site
continues to include links for key sites in the following areas: All
Volunteers; People Writing/Creating Content; People Involved in Publishing;
People Involved in Technical Societies; People Involved in Sections; People
Involved in Chapters; People Involved in Student Branches; People Involved
in Conferences; People Involved in Standards Development; People Involved
in Professional Development; and People Involved in Organizational Unit
Board Activities.
  
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2001 EDITIONS OF IEEE-USA WEBZINES ARE LIVE
The October - November 2001 editions of *IEEE-USA TODAY'S ENGINEER* and
*IEEE-USA POLICY PERSPECTIVES* are available now on the Web.
 
TODAY'S ENGINEER is IEEE-USA's monthly, career-oriented webzine, offering
feature articles and short blurbs with career guidance, tips, strategies
and solutions for all sectors of the profession. This month's fare
includes:
 
* Eight Skills You Need To Succeed
* Remote Meetings: Being There Without Going Anywhere
* Engineering Trends: Rethinking Face-to-Face Meetings
* Engineering Hall of Fame: Rock and Roll Goes "Electric"
* World Bytes: Reach Out -- Now
* OpEd Corner: Engineers Get Blame, Not Respect
* Mini-Poll Question: Do you prefer e-Conferencing or face-to-face
meetings?
 
To read TODAY'S ENGINEER, visit:
http://www.todaysengineer.org/careerfocus/
  
Sloan Foundation Career Cornerstone Series discounted
Seize the opportunity to enlarge your Section or Society Library with the
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation non-profit, award winning, "Sloan Career
Cornerstone Series." The new discounts make the sets available at $50
instead of the list price of $350 for either nine videos or nine CD-ROMs.
They are ideal for your pre-college outreach activities.
 
The Series helps students make informed career decisions based on the
day-to-day experiences of those already working in the technical fields of
engineering, mathematics, and the physical sciences. Topics covered include
career paths available to a variety of scientists and engineers including
electrical engineers and computer scientists.
 
The sets were developed, with support from the Sloan Foundation, in a
unique partnership between eleven engineering, mathematics, and physical
science associations including the IEEE. Videotapes run 25 to 64 minutes in
length; CD-ROM's include extensive career, salary, and career profile
databases plus Internet links.
 
For more information, or to purchase at the discount level, visit
www.careercornerstone.org and download the special discount order form, or
e-mail sccsinfo@aol.com to request a form via fax, mail, or e-mail
attachment.
 
 
IEEE Power System Fundamentals CD-ROM Set Available
Here's your chance to have Power
System Fundamentals at your fingertips. Dr Bruce F. Wollenberg, Director
of Graduate Studies at University of Minnesota (UM) & Director of the UM
Center for Electric Energy, designed and delivered this three and half hour
course at the 2001 IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting in
Vancouver, BC, Canada in July. more....
 
  To order use IEEE number EC 142 for the 2 CD-ROM set, $250.00 member;
$300.00 non-member.
 
Software Requirements: Windows 95, 98, NT or 2000; Internet Explorer
4.0 (or higher), or Netscape Navigator 4.0 (or higher); Windows Media
Player 6.1 (or higher), or RealPlayer G2, version 6.0.5.27 (or higher).
Hardware Requirements: Pentium 200 MHz processor; 32 MB RAM; Windows
compatible sound card; 4x CD-ROM drive. PC compatible only.
 
The CD-ROM set can be ordered from the IEEE Customer Service
Department, 445 Hoes Lane, PO Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA; by
e-mail: customer-service@ieee.org; by phone: 1.800.678.4333; and on the Web
at http://shop.ieee.org/store/. For further information on Education
Activities check out our Website www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/index.htm
 
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